Ridership Concept

The map on the right shows the Ridership Concept for Norfolk. transit legend

In this concept, many routes would arrive every 15 minutes midday. People would have shorter waits all day Norfolk_Ridership Concept_20200612 for web Opens in new windowon weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and not just at weekday rush hour. 

However, adding this much service to so many routes means fewer routes can be run with the same amount of money. Some places would lose service in this concept.

More people would ride buses because most routes arrive every 15 minutes all day most of the week, making connections much easier and getting people to more jobs faster

Higher frequencies

More routes would come every 15 minutes, all day. In this concept, 89% of low-income residents, 90% of residents of color and 85% of seniors would be near high-frequency service in this concept. In the existing system, only 22% of low-income residents, 17% of residents of color and 14% of seniors are near high-frequency service.

Faster transfers

Transferring between routes, and between bus and rail, would be quicker thanks to new frequent connections.

Some coverage loss

This concept would still run service near 95% of Norfolk residents and 89% of Norfolk jobs. 

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